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January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

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Fissures in Russo-Armenian Partnership Spill out Into Yerevan’s International Relations

January 30, 2015

As the investigation into the January 12 murder of the Avetisyan family (see EDM, January 16) continues, several top Armenian officials have admitted that the Russian side’s refusal to hand over Valery Permyakov, Russian soldier...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Armenia, Russia, Home Page, South Caucasus

Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes take an outrageous turn, such...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Syria

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Putin Cheating on the Armistice Line in Ukraine

January 29, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a cheating game with the West and Ukraine, not only hollowing out the Minsk armistice agreements (see EDM, January 22, 23, 27), but even shifting the agreed-upon demarcation line on the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Minsk Ceasefire Agreements Are Dead, but the Russian Offensive Is Faltering

January 29, 2015

The Minsk ceasefire agreements, signed last September by the representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), were designed to stop the fighting in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Authorities Crack Down on Tatarstan Activists

January 28, 2015

On December 28, 2014, authorities in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, detained Tatar rights activist Rafis Kashapov upon his return from Turkey, where he had reportedly received medical treatment and held meetings with...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Middle Volga

Is Belarus Benefiting From a Change in the West’s Perspective?

January 28, 2015

It is tempting to slip into a spiral of sensationalism when describing the concurrent trends in Belarus’s foreign relations and national aspirations, even though—if history is any guide—these trends may be reversed as abruptly as...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Home Page, Featured, Europe, Belarus, Russia

Russian Think Tank That Pushed for Invasion of Ukraine Wants Moscow to Overthrow Lukashenka

January 27, 2015

Analysts at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISI), a Moscow-based think tank that pushed hard for Russia to invade Ukraine (Nr2.com.ua, January 13), are now urging Moscow to overthrow Belarusian leader Alyaksandr...

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Ukraine on the Brink: Donbas Conflict Escalates

January 27, 2015

Following the outright collapse of the notional ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv and Moscow have traded accusations and drifted further from pursuing a possible political solution. Neither side shows any meaningful commitment...

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Lavrov Unilaterally Reinterprets the Armistice Agreement With Ukraine

January 27, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had hoped to see the Minsk armistice process rehabilitated at the “Normandy Group’s” January 21 meeting in Berlin (see EDM, January 22, 23). Prefacing that meeting of the German, French, Russian...

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Ethnic Conflict in Dagestan Could Internationalize Rift With Azerbaijanis

January 26, 2015

On January 7, unidentified assailants vandalized the tomb of Seid Mir-Gafar-aga in Derbent, Dagestan (see EDM, January 13, 15). The tomb is a place of worship for ethnic Azerbaijanis and the act of vandalism sparked tensions...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Russia

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Fissures in Russo-Armenian Partnership Spill out Into Yerevan’s International Relations

January 30, 2015 03:34 PM

As the investigation into the January 12 murder of the Avetisyan family (see EDM, January 16) continues, several top Armenian officials have admitted that the Russian side’s refusal to hand over...


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Amid Mounting Domestic Troubles, Putin Tries to Regain the Initiative in Eastern Ukraine

January 26, 2015 01:45 PM

The sharp escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine last week (January 22) has disheartened many in Europe who had hoped for a gradual resolution of the Ukraine conflict. On the other hand, it has...


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Fissures in Russo-Armenian Partnership Spill out Into Yerevan’s International Relations

January 30, 2015 03:34 PM

As the investigation into the January 12 murder of the Avetisyan family (see EDM, January 16) continues, several top Armenian officials have admitted that the Russian side’s refusal to hand over...


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Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015 03:28 PM

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes...


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Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015 03:28 PM

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes...


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Energy Security, Geopolitics and the China-Russia Gas Deals

January 23, 2015 11:12 AM

During the November 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Beijing was not only an impressive host, but also a generous financial supporter of a number of China-centered initiatives....


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